WWE wants to make sure that their special moments remain that way. They give a lot of thought into their shows, especially when a big name like Ronda Rousey is involved.
Ronda Rousey rehearsed all of her matches and every move was meticulously prepared. That caused WWE to prohibit some Superstars from doing moves that she planned to break out on the same show.
Matt Cardona recently spoke to Inside The Ropes where he revealed that WWE told him he wasn’t allowed to do a baseball slide because The Baddest Woman On The Planet had dibs on it.
“One time I was told — I was having a match before RAW, Main Event, or Superstars, or whatever it’s called. And my producer told me I couldn’t do a baseball slide to the floor because Ronda Rousey was doing it like two hours later on RAW. I can understand if you’re saying I can’t put Mike Kanellis through the announce table on Main Event. OK I get it. But I can’t do a baseball slide?! We’re talking about a baseball slide here! Because Ronda Rousey is doing a baseball slide? You think anybody is thinking in the arena, ‘Oh, Zack Ryder did that baseball slide two hours ago’? Like, come on!”
Fans haven’t seen Ronda Rousey wrestle in a WWE ring for a very long time. That is interesting because her contract is reportedly expiring very soon. We’ll have to see if Rousey surprises us with a return to WWE, but Matt Cardona is free to do as many baseball slides to the floor that he wants to now.